Stephen Rodney Bayley Sr. passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2019, with family at his side.
Stephen was born on June 1, 1932, in Oakland, Calif. He lived in the Bay Area until 1967 when he moved his family to Hayfork. Steve married Duane (Dee) Larkin in 1955 and they were married for 57 years until Dee passed in 2012. After they moved to Hayfork, Steve owned and operated Steve’s Hardware for approximately 30 years until he retired. He served on the Trinity County School Board for 25 years as well as serving in the Neighborhood Watch program for many years.
After retiring, Steve became very interested in woodworking and created many beautiful pieces with the scroll saw, often donating pieces for different fundraisers.
Steve is survived by his children Steve Bayley Jr. (Carrie), Lauri Stevenson (Bob), and Jim Bayley (Robin). Multiple grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren will miss him as well.
Per Steve’s request, there will be no services. If you would like to remember Steve, please send donations to the Hayfork High School Scholarship Fund in his name (231 Oak Ave., P.O. Box 339, Hayfork, CA 96041).
Our family is heartbroken and will very much miss our father/grandfather. However, our memories are strong and we rest in the knowledge that he is now with our Mom and with God.